A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help! It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone, or whether or not you leave an impression at all, so here are 30 cleverly-designed business cards that will get you thinking about how you might want to present yourself!

Many of us are probably guilty of accepting business cards out of politeness and then just throwing them away or forgetting about them (I know I am). These cards, however, stay with you – psychologically or physically. Some have been cleverly designed to double as useful tools, product samples or funny little toys, while others manage to make a point about the person on the card that will stick more than just a name and an address.

With the emphasis placed on networking these days, it’s more important than ever to stand out of the crowd – and here are a few good ideas for how to do it! For other great examples of creative marketing and design, check out our packaging and bagvertising posts.

1. Cosmetic Surgeon Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-10Advertising Agency: Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna, Austria

2. Yoga Trainer Business Cards

creative-business-cards-4-8Advertising Agency: Marked for Trade

3. Cheese Grater Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-1-1 creative-business-cards-4-1-2Advertising Agency: JWT, Brazil

4. Tearable Divorce Lawyer Business Card

creative-business-cards-63 creative-business-cards-64Notice that the card has contact information on both sides.

5. Yoga Mat Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-5A simple, yet very creative business card for Vancouver yoga center. The card rolls just like a yoga mat.

6. Fitness Trainer’s Tearable Business Card

creative-business-cards-56Zohra Mouhetta helps you strip away your belly! (Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

7. Designer’s Seed Packet Business Card

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Designed by Jamie Wieck

8. Circumciser’s Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-24Advertising Agency: Agency: Healthy People by Grey, Istanbul, Turkey

9. Event Photographer’s Viewfinder Business Card


10. Dentist’s Cavity Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-15Designed by Michael Häne & Remo Caminada

11. Stretchy Personal Trainer’s Business Card

creative-business-cards-59If you want to see the text on this business card, you have to do a little stretching exercise.

12. Hair Dresser Business Cards

creative-business-cards-4-22-1 creative-business-cards-4-22-2 creative-business-cards-4-22-3Designed by Igor Perkusic

13. Cigarette Filter Business Card

creative-business-cards-53 creative-business-cards-54 creative-business-cards-55Advertising Agency: Bos, Toronto, Canada

14. Buy/Sell Investment Representative Business Cards

creative-business-cards-62 creative-business-cards-61Advertising Agency: Rethink, Canada

15. Yoga Center Straw

creative-business-cards-60Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Shanghai, China

16. Sommelière Wineglass Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-4-1 creative-business-cards-4-4-2Designed by Caserne

17. Your Own Personal Lego Agent

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18. Picture Frame Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-7Advertising Agency: Piko, Moldova

19. Stylish Transparency Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-12-1 creative-business-cards-4-12-2Designed by Dario Monetini

20. Makeup Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-13-1 creative-business-cards-4-13-2Advertising Agency: OpusMúltipla, Curitiba, Brazil

21. Toy Chair Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-16-1Advertising Agency: DDB, Brazil

22. Miniature Plumber’s Plunger With Contact Information


23. Seed Packet Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-6Advertising Agency: Struck, USA

24.Bike Multi-Tool Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-20-1 creative-business-cards-4-20-2Designer: Rethink Canada

25. Classic Rock Theme Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-25This groovy hair salon comb plays a classic rock theme when rubbed by fingernail, using the same principle as a musicbox comb. (Advertising Agency: Fabio Milito design, Roma, Italy)

26. Transformable Cargo Box Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-30Advertising Agency: Y&R, São Paulo, Brazil

27. Restaurant Salt Shaker Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-40Designed by flux

28. Survival Training Dried Meat Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-34Advertising Agency: Rethink, Vancouver, Canada

29. Tennis Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-35Advertising Agency: Publicis, Brazil

30. Grillable Business Card

creative-business-cards-4-17-3 creative-business-cards-4-17-1 creative-business-cards-4-17-2Image credits: adsoftheworld.com